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Lockwood woollen mill

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Lockwood woollen mill

My ancestors all worked in a woollen mill. They lived in Waterside, Salford just south of Huddersfield (in the 19th century). Can anyone tell me whether the mill they worked in would have been Lockwood Mill? It may once have been just accross the river (Holme?) near or replacing Lockwood Spa.

If this was not the site Of Lockwood Mill, was there another wollen mill nearby?

Finally, what did a 'cloth dresser' do? Was it one of the better jobs? I ask this because the don of a cloth dresser married an heiress.

Louise Taylor (nee Brook)

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1. Re: Lockwood woollen mill

Hiya louise t,

This is a travel site, so not really the place for history questions and answers.

Perhaps try contacting the Huddersfield Local History Society:

huddersfieldhistory.wordpress.com/contacts/

or the Huddersfield & District Family History Society:

http://www.hdfhs.org.uk/

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Thanks for those two useful; websites.

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Waterside Salford is a heck of a long way from Huddersfield. Even now with a car it would take half an hour, Back then I dread to think. I doubt if they came all that way to work in Huddersfield.

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4. Re: Lockwood woollen mill

This post is nearly a year old Annikits

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5. Re: Lockwood woollen mill

So I realise. I'm a year behind. Not up to date on my 2013 yet. Still Salford hasn't got any closer to Huddersfield in that year though LOL.

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6. Re: Lockwood woollen mill

salford is also an area of lockwood hudersfield ,the area is near the big road junction of lockwood road and swan lane ,

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7. Re: Lockwood woollen mill

No it's the part name of the Liberal Club there...no actual area there named Salford..may have associated history from way back but not now.

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8. Re: Lockwood woollen mill

Just to say there was an area in Lockwood called Salford but that like many things has gone now!

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9. Re: Lockwood woollen mill

It's a conservative club actually.

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Regards

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hi i know it has been a long time since you posted on here but i have only just found this forum could you tell me if your grandfathers name was Fred Lockwood i am his daughter and i know he had 1 daughter that emigrated to Canada but i think that was before i was born his family were the owners of Lockwoods woolen mill i hope that you will get this and reply to me soon thanks for reading. Anne

my email address is

ukbutton@hotmail.co.uk

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